Everyone’s been going on about Padparadscha, and I’m definitely part of the crowd. I mean look at her, what’s not to love?
It’s been noted several times that the very reason she’s been banished- her ability to see only into the recent past- could actually be very useful if she actually has the ability to see further back into the past.
The thing is, we don’t actually know a lot about her. A Padparadscha’s color scheme could fit into either Pink or Yellow diamond’s court. (assuming that’s how it works at all).
What we don’t know: how old she is, how long she served her diamond before she was banished, and we don’t know the exact circumstances around her banishment.
It could be that she was Pink Diamond’s sapphire who was unable to warn her that she was about to be shattered, but I don’t think that’s it. That seems like the kind of detail that would be noted in the records. After all, it wasn’t just one attendant that was missing, but all of them.
Like Zircon said, it just doesn’t make sense.
So while Yellow Diamond is willing to go forward with Steven’s less than stellar reenactment of Pink Diamond’s shattering
Blue Diamond isn’t having it. And while Yellow Diamond is a little too eager to help her sister move on, Blue knows something isn’t right.
It may well be that before the trial, the diamonds were the only ones with access to all the relevant information. But it didn’t take Zircon long at all to put it all together. And we all know what she got for her trouble…
Assuming she was just poofed, you better believe she’s never bringing that up again. IF she isn’t banished outright for daring to accuse a diamond of murder.
I’m not sure if Yellow did it herself, at the very least it seems like she’s involved in a cover up of some kind.
So what does this have to do with Padparadscha?
From what we know of Homeworld, resources are in short supply. Even in the best of times sapphires were rare. Can they really afford to cast one off in times like this? Even if she is the result of being an era 2 sapphire, there has to be something more.
Here’s the thing: Like the diamonds or not, they’re smart. Flawed of course, but smart. It probably wouldn’t take too long for one of them to eventually realize that a sapphire with the ability to see into the past might actually come in pretty useful.
Unless one of them had something to hide.
If Padparadscha had the misfortune of being part of Yellow’s court (either born into or brought into after Pink Diamond’s shattering), that certainly seems like grounds for banishment, or worse.
Whether she has discovered the potential of her abilities or not is unknown at the moment, but it’s very possible that Yellow Diamond may have thought of them first. She does seem to be a military strategist type after all.
Padparadscha never knew what hit her, until just a moment too late.